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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2009-04-20 02:38 pm

Progress Report: 20 April

Another week gone by ... leaving us with 10 days until our Open Beta launch. Eeeek. If anybody needs me, I'll be hiding under the couch, breathing into my brown paper bag.

While I'm hiding under the couch, here's what we got done this week! We'll start off with the numbers:

Days to open beta launch: 10
Bugs blocking open beta, without a patch: 13
Total open bugs: 349
Total resolved bugs: 549
Bugs resolved this week: 56

And away we go.



1. CODE UPDATES




As most everyone seems to have noticed by now, we committed the alpha version of our crosspost function this week! It's still got some bugs in it, and it's not fully feature-complete yet, but it's still pretty awesome. You can see information (and leave bugs) in the latest code release post:

Code Update

This week we also changed how we handle "adult content" to reflect the fact that we don't allow under-13 users on Dreamwidth, so the 14+/"adult concepts" setting is vaguely useless. We changed it instead to a "not safe for work" setting, which will allow people to (optionally!) indicate that their content might not be worksafe and allow people who are browsing at work to choose (again, optionally) to collapse non-worksafe content on their reading page and be reminded that content might not be worksafe if they click through to see it. As with our 18+ flag, use of this is totally optional, and no one will ever be penalized for not using it. We're still in the process of updating all of the text on-site to explain what's going on with that, so don't worry if you don't see it quite yet.

[staff profile] mark also fixed a lot of bugs with the journal importer this week, including missing userpics, non-updating comment counts/tags, and problems with importing icons from JournalFen. He also found a bunch of obscure bugs that were affecting five or six people each and fixed those. If you've been having problems with importing your journal, you may want to try again.

(We still haven't fixed the bug involving trying to import multiple journals into one Dreamwidth journal, or the bug where if you import your journal before you bring over all your icons the entries won't show the right icons, but we're working on those as well.)

Coding welcome this week goes to [personal profile] gchick and [personal profile] kareila! Congrats on your first commits. (This week we had patches committed from 19 contributors, plus me and Mark.)

At this point, most of our big features for open beta are in (and live on the site) -- the only thing that we still need to work on is the payment system -- and the remaining ten days are going to be occupied with bugfixes, styles updates, tweaking various options, and generally getting the site ready for an influx of users on April 30.

Which is in 10 days.

Did I mention that hiding under the couch thing?


2. STYLES UPDATES



This week we made three other site schemes available: Tropospherical Purple (a color-swapped version of Tropospherical Red, our default site scheme), Celerity (vertical navigation), and Lynx (light mode). You can change your site scheme on the Display tab of the Account Settings page.

We also added the Transmogrified style, designed by absolut for the 2005 LiveJournal style contest, and are working on getting our base core2 style (which can be fully styled via CSS) set up for people to create themes for.

For information on the core2 base style (along with a chance to name it!), check out this [site community profile] dw_styles post:

"Name our Style" challenge and pre-announcement about submitting stylesheets

For information on Transmogrified, and overall information on the styles overhaul, see:

Transmogrified! And notes on the style overhaul.

In general, anybody looking for information on our styles -- including how to submit styles that they've created, or how to make and submit themes for those styles -- should join the [site community profile] dw_styles community, where our styles team is valiantly laboring away at making our version of S2 kick ass.


3. ROLLOUT



We've seen a lot of confusion about invite codes going around, as well as a lot of upset about how we've given out invite codes up until now, and I wanted to take the chance to clarify again.

Dreamwidth is still in closed beta. (It's an extended closed beta, but it's still a closed beta!) This means that things are still broken, things aren't in the right places, we don't have all the functionality we're going to have, and -- most importantly -- we don't have all of the hardware we're going to be launching with in ten days. Right now we have 18 servers running our production site (dreamwidth.org), while when we launch, we'll have more.

We're being very, very careful about how many people we add to our closed beta because of this, and also because we wanted to squash a few more of the bugs that everyone helped identify before we opened the doors to more people -- it was getting cumbersome to explain the known issues to everyone. By the time we launch in 10 days (meeeeep), we'll have fixed a lot more of them, and we'll have the resources to support many, many more users. At that point, we're going to be mass-inviting people who've shown an interest in the project, as well as giving invites to all of our users to give out to their friends.

I do want to stress, however, that once we hit open beta, it will still be beta! We've made a number of sweeping changes, both to introduce new functionality and to clean up some of the already-existing functionality, and while we've gone to tremendous effort to make sure things work, there are still some sawdust puddles in the corners and all the trim isn't painted yet. Unlike Google's definition of 'beta', where things are in beta for five years or more, we plan on having our open beta period last about three to four months.

During our open beta phase, we'll be concentrating on doing the last bits of cleanup, adding the last pieces of functionality that we couldn't get to before open beta begun, adding more pretty, extending our documentation, and otherwise doing the last things we consider necessary for us to consider all the basic bits of the site "finished".

Once we've finished all of that, we'll take the "beta" off the logo, have a big release party (both real and virtual), and start working on the big new features we want to add.


4. ADVOCACY



With excitement about the open beta launch getting bigger and bigger, I also thought it was a good time to remind everyone of some of the requests we've made regarding Dreamwidth advocacy:

Advocacy Guidelines

In particular, we ask people to remember the Code of Conduct, in which we specifically ask that people remember that Dreamwidth is not going to be the right choice for everyone, and we're totally okay with that. We don't expect (nor do we want!) for everyone to move to Dreamwidth overnight from whatever service they're currently using, and we're designing from the ground up to make cross-site interoperability as easy and painless as we possibly can. We want everyone to be comfortable choosing, or not choosing, Dreamwidth based on their own priorities, and we ask that everyone who's advocating for Dreamwidth remember that fact.

We also would like to request that people, when talking about Dreamwidth and the Dreamwidth project, concentrate on what we do offer, not what we don't. It's tempting for a lot of people to describe Dreamwidth in terms of "not LiveJournal", and that makes us sad, because Mark and I both worked on LiveJournal for years and many of our close friends and former colleagues still work or volunteer there. We ask everyone to remember that Dreamwidth wouldn't exist without the hard work that everyone put into LiveJournal over the last ten years, and also remember that we don't intend for LiveJournal/Dreamwidth to be an either/or option. Many people are quite comfortable choosing both.

It's also worth repeating, I think, that Dreamwidth is not a fandom project. While we are very welcoming of fandom, we are not fandom-exclusive or even fandom-focused. We hope to build a broad, diverse, creative community from all walks of life and all groups of interests.


5. VOLUNTEERING



As we get closer and closer to our open beta launch, the question we're hearing more and more: how can I help?

We're in the process of gathering all of our Dreamwidth-volunteering-related information in the [site community profile] dw_volunteers community. Once we're finished, that community will hold information on all of the volunteer-run and volunteer-driven projects, along with how you can get involved.

We might not have everything all collated by the time that open beta rolls around, but we will get that information put in place as quickly as possible (once we're all done running around like headless chickens trying to get the last bits nailed into place, that is).


6. GETTING STARTED



Our docs team is in their final documentation push, so many of our FAQs are slowly filling in with information about how to do what you'd like to do!

There's also an unofficial community for people who are looking for a more immediate answer:

[community profile] getting_started

If you can't figure something out, feel free to post there until we can get our official support board up and running.



7. OPEN BETA PARTIES



A bunch of people are organizing Dreamwidth open beta parties! If you're interested, and you live in a major metro area, check it out:

Open Beta parties - update

If your area isn't listed yet, and you've got plans for a DW open beta party, leave a comment there.


8. OPENID



As a reminder, right now there's no way for a Dreamwidth user to "claim" an OpenID account, so when you get an invite to Dreamwidth, you have to recreate your reading list, your access list, etc. All comments that were made from the OpenID user will also continue to display as having come from the OpenID account.

We've seen that many people have been deleting their OpenID account when they get a Dreamwidth account. You don't need to do that (and, in fact, it could cause problems in the future, for managing any comments that were left under that OpenID account) -- it doesn't hurt anything to leave the OpenID account undeleted.

We'll be adding a way to integrate your OpenID account with your Dreamwidth account as soon as possible after open beta. (We realized we couldn't get it finished by open beta, but it's a big priority for us shortly thereafter.)


9. SITE STATS



People have been looking at the stats page and wondering where all of those accounts are coming from, given the shortage of invite codes!

The 101,795 total accounts takes into account personal accounts, communities, OpenID identites, and syndicated feeds. By the time we launch to open beta -- or, at the very least, in the next release after -- we'll have better stats presentation, so you'll be able to tell at a glance how many of which type of account we have. Right now, there are 2943 personal accounts on the service. (I know this because I'm subscribed to all of them through closed beta, to find reports of problems or questions that I can answer. And yes, I am reading everything!)

Our stats page will also include breakdowns of how many journals we have by payment account type (free, paid, premium paid, and seed) as well as by personal/community/OpenID/feed. So, for instance, you'll be able to see how many paid communities there are, or how many free personal accounts, or how many active personal journals, etc.

In the meantime, [personal profile] sophie has charted our active usage over the past few weeks, which you can see here:

DW activity graph

(We all may be a little addicted to pretty graphs.)


10. SEED ACCOUNTS



As we get closer and closer to April 30, when we launch to open beta and permit people to purchase paid accounts, someone reminded me that it'd be a good idea to reiterate the information about Seed (permanent) accounts for those who are curious.

We are selling 400 Seed accounts, for $200 USD each, when we launch to open beta; this is to finance what we project to be our first year of operating expenses. You can read more about why we don't plan on having them regularly available in our Business FAQs:

Dreamwidth business FAQs - Account levels

There's also more about Seed Accounts in the 30 March progress update:

30 March Progress Update

In recognition of the fact that not everyone is in a US timezone, we're going to be selling our Seed Accounts in two batches. One batch of 200 accounts will go on sale the evening of April 30, and the other 200 accounts will go on sale 12 hours later, on the morning of May 1. ("Evening" and "morning" relative to my time, of course.) We'll let you know an exact time in next week's update.

Seed Accounts will be first-come, first-served. We priced them at the equivalent of four years of Premium Paid account service, and they are functionally equivalent to Premium Paid accounts; there's nothing that a Seed Account gets that a premium paid account doesn't get, except the warm fuzzy knowledge that you're helping us subsidize the first year of operations for everyone and the need to never have to pay again.

We're building Dreamwidth with a careful eye on the notion of long-term sustainability -- we want to make sure that we're going to be around for the long haul, and part of that is being responsible and careful about making sure we spread out our income as well as making sure that we limit growth to what we feel we can reasonably support. That's one of the reasons why we're only selling the number of Seed accounts we think we'll need, in order to finance that first year of operation.

After that, we're going to be relying on providing a kickass enough service to make y'all want to pay us to keep it going. You can read more about our paid account reasoning, as well as what features paid accounts will get (and what features we plan on adding), here:

Paid Account features


11. REPORTING GLITCHES



Until we can get a better reporting system in place -- we're working on it, honestly! -- right now, the best way to leave report of a problem is by commenting to the latest [site community profile] dw_news update. The best way to report suggestions for improvements is by leaving a comment in [site community profile] dw_suggestions.

We are reading each and every comment, and replying to them as we can. As you can imagine, we've got a lot on our plates right now, so we might not be able to reply to every comment or message individually. If you see that your comment hasn't been replied to, while those around you have been, it's probably because you're reporting something that means we're going to have to do a little bit of work to debug or track down.

(I'm also very, very behind on [site community profile] dw_biz comments and some promised posts I haven't gotten a chance to make yet -- those are still on my to-do list.)


12. WHAT'S UP



For commentary, quick questions, and important announcements, you can subscribe to the dw_news community:

[site community profile] dw_news

(You can log into the site with your OpenID account -- OpenID users can maintain reading lists.)

For semi-regular announcements on what-we've-done-lately (and by semi-regular I mean "whenever Mark or I remember to update it"), as well as downtime announcements, check out our Twitter account:

Dreamwidth on Twitter

For more real-time discussion, commentary, brainstorming, storytime, and the ability to consign things to hell, or at least to our irc bot "hEll", come join us in irc:

irc.dwscoalition.org, port 6667, channel #dw

Questions? Comments? Excitement about the open-beta launch in 10 days? Comment here!

We'll see you next week for our next update, at which point I'll really be hiding under the bed.
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[personal profile] healingmirth 2009-04-25 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
I've got the navigation strip set to display on every journal page, and today I ran into a journal (custom style, I think imported from LJ, but not sure if it's her own or one LJ offers) that it didn't show up on.

http://bluemeridian.dreamwidth.org/

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Reading Page

[personal profile] simply_numpty 2009-04-25 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know if this is a bug (and if it is it has probably already been reported and I'm reporting it in the wrong place), or intentional but my reading page isn't showing comm posts the way (i think) it should be - so it's showing who made the post but not where (i.e. 'posted by denise at 09:49pm' not 'posted by denise in dw_beta at 09:49pm').

I'm using Zesty if that makes a difference.

Re: Reading Page

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Bug?: Adding oneself to circle removes all others

[personal profile] meinterrupted 2009-04-25 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I tried adding myself to my circle (I like to see my posts as others do) and suddenly, I was the only one I was subscribed to. I removed myself, added everyone back, and re-added my account, but couldn't reproduce the bug.
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feeds not being checked?

[personal profile] downtide 2009-04-25 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know if this is a bug or if its just me, or a feature not yet enabled, or something else...

I created a few feeds today (the ones in my profile) and they're not updating. If I look at the feed profile it says:

Last checked: Never
Next check: 2009-04-25 15:28:51 - (which at the time of writing this comment, is over 2 hours ago).

Will they ever get checked or will they sit at this stage forever waiting for 2009-04-25 15:28:51 to come around again?

ETA: Reproducible - its the same for all the feeds I created today.

ETA2: well wouldn't you just believe it. One of them just came through while I was writing this. *facepalm*
Edited 2009-04-25 16:48 (UTC)
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[identity profile] luminosity-2l.livejournal.com 2009-04-25 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I keep looking at the calendar, as if that'll make April 30th roll round any quicker. :-D

Since I don't know anyone already here who's likely to be able to give me an invite code, I have a question about paid accounts: will payment be possible via direct credit card payment, or will it be Paypal only?

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This may be a Neverrrrrrrrrrr miiiiiiiiind...

[personal profile] mirlacca 2009-04-25 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know if this is a glitch or not, but I thought I'd mention it.

When I confirmed my email address, I got:

Welcome to Dreamwidth

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thank you! The email address for mirlacca has now been confirmed. Now that you're registered, what do you want to do first?

Underneath that appears to be the beginning of a red line which may be the top of a box. I can't really tell, because the first couple of times I looked at that page, that's all I could see--a red line. (And, of course, when I look at it NOW, I see an actual box containing the words "Dreamwidth 101" and a list of activities. Aaaargh.)
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Reading Page display

[personal profile] jic 2009-04-25 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a custom style/theme, and I am subscribed to several syndicated feeds and communities. Initially, my reading page displayed the names of my feeds and communities (with my color-coding as managed in my circle management, yay!) as well as the icons and usernames of people in my circle. Feeds don't have user icons. This morning, though I haven't changed anything in my code, my reading page is no longer showing usernames, community names, or feed names (exception: it shows the icon and username of a person posting in a community, but not the community name). There appears to be a small dot (a pixel or so?) where the name used to be, and the color of the dot matches my color coding.

If this is a "feature," please point me in the right direction for overriding it in my style/theme.

Re: Reading Page display

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Two really minor things, one of them probably self-fixing

[identity profile] greyowl.livejournal.com 2009-04-25 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
The poll creator will let me (OpenID account, but fooling around with things as Paid) design/preview/etc. a poll. It only tells me that I can't actually post polls when I hit the post button. But if I downgrade myself back to a free account, it tells me my account type won't let me create polls right from the start. So I would guess this won't happen anymore as of open beta, when everyone will be expired back to free accounts.

This page: http://www.dreamwidth.org/misc/ shows me a directory listing.

On a side note, I really, really like the new menu organization.

Inconsistent text when subscribing to self

[identity profile] greyowl.livejournal.com 2009-04-25 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
If I click the "subscribe" button on my own profile, the next page says "Choose one or both of the following:", even though it (quite logically) only has the Subscribe tickybox, not the Grant Access tickybox.

Re: Inconsistent text when subscribing to self

[identity profile] greyowl.livejournal.com 2009-04-26 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, I just wanted to apologize. Nitpicking over this level of triviality was rude, especially when it's right before open beta time. I seem to be failing tact this week; I'm sorry.
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[personal profile] gypsy 2009-04-26 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Not a bug, just a random question =)

I was wondering how inactive accounts will be handled on this site? There was talk at some point (or suggestions made) that LJ should make a username available if the original owner hasn't updated or signed in for over a year ~ which would include comments, since I know some people use a separate account just for comments and communities. There are some accounts over there that have not been updated for almost 9 years... and don't worry about getting back to me right away to answer this. I know you guys are swamped getting ready for open beta!
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[identity profile] hawkeye7.livejournal.com 2009-04-26 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry! You will not be able to login to this website as it is using an older version of the the OpenID technology. Yahoo! only supports OpenID 2.0 because it is more secure. For more information, check out the OpenID documentation at Yahoo! Developer Network.

So much for OpenID.
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Bug report - crossposting

[personal profile] rustnroses 2009-04-26 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Hi - am getting an immediate kickback error in my DW inbox that crossposting to LJ fails. Have set up with password, etc. What did I miss?

Re: Bug report - crossposting

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Re: Bug report - crossposting

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Editing a crossposted entry doesn't save the crosspost setting

[personal profile] cmshaw 2009-04-26 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
1. I created an entry in the DW web posting interface with the "crosspost this entry" checkbox checked. The entry posted to DW and to IJ. (Yay!)
2. I edited the DW entry, unchecked the "crosspost this entry" checkbox, and saved. The DW entry was saved and the IJ entry was not updated. (Yay!)
3. I edited the DW entry again, and the "crosspost this entry" checkbox was checked again when I opened the editing page. (Alas, I didn't notice this in time, saved with it still checked, and overwrote my IJ entry with the DW-specific edits when I saved. I tested this a few more times, though, and the checkbox always shows up checked after I save the entry with it unchecked.)

Little bug

[identity profile] delaria.livejournal.com 2009-04-26 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
I just started playing through OpenId and added someone to my circle and subscribed to them. When given the options to select custom colors, I chose to do so. I got the boxes where you can enter hex numbers and the color boxes to the left side you can click to work with a color map, but the preselected colors to the right side were invisible. I could still click on them, though; I discovered as much when I realized I'd ended up with a burgundy foreground instead of the minty green I'd been trying for. I don't know if it matters, if this might be browser specific, but I use Safari on a Mac as my browser.

Thanks.
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[personal profile] gokudera 2009-04-26 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
YOU GUYS ARE SO NEAT, I am so impressed with the functionality thus far.

I'm getting a slight glitch, though. I embedded something from muzicons in my profile, and the embedded content tag was automatically edited in; however every time I try to edit my userinfo since it keeps reproducing ANOTHER embedded content tag (as in, id="1", id="2", etc.) - it might be looping?

Superfluous nonsense: I tried editing the font size tag in my profile as well but it's not recognizing it :( It's really simple html, too. But like I said, really trivial, can be left until there's absolutely nothing left that needs doing

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[personal profile] issenllo 2009-04-26 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Um, not sure if it's me doing something wrong.

When I comment and log in at the same time, it always says my login cookie died and I can't log in (or comment). And if I log in using the box at the top of the page, I get an error message, but weirdly enough I'm logged in.
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[personal profile] jules 2009-04-26 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
This may be a problem exclusive to me, but DW does not leave me logged in. I have the remember me box checked and not the bind to IP box. It literally will log me out after three minutes. Just now I tried to go to my reading page and, as usual, was told I had to log in. So I decided I should finally try to report it so I came here. I briefly (VERY BRIEFLY) skimmed the first page of comments (really just the first couple) and then tried to leave a comment and was told I was not logged in. So I had to log in again, get redirected back to the homepage (definitely something that needs to be fixed -- login should redirect to the page that you were trying to get to) and then come back and try again.

I'm running OS X 10.5.6 and using Safari 3.2.1. This is not a problem with any other site I use (including LJ and JF).

Ok, and I just tried to post this and was logged out again. When I tried to log in from that page, which said my comment wasn't posted, blah blah blah, it wouldn't let me log in. (I think the comment right above mine is reporting the same error. I got an error message when I logged in using the top of the page, but was logged in anyway.)
Edited 2009-04-26 18:11 (UTC)

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[personal profile] giandujakiss 2009-04-26 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Dunno if this was reported already but ... this has happened twice now and I know it's not me.

I find if I have more than one post with an embedded video of some kind, and then I go back and edit one, somehow, the embedded video from the edited post ends up embedded in the unedited post. Like, the embed code from the edited post replaces the embed code that was in the unedited post, so I end up with two posts with the same embed.

It's bizarre, but it really has happened twice, once with posts that were made days apart, so I know it's not just me making a cut and paste error.
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[personal profile] jamie 2009-04-27 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
This is a known issue and the developers have it on their radar.

Thanks!
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slight weirdness =)

[personal profile] luludi 2009-04-26 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Something weird happened, maybe because of the updates being done over the weekend.. my default userpic shows correctly on my journal page (pink balloons), but on my profile page it is showing my license plate icon (the first one I uploaded). Here is a screenshot:

Photobucket

I tried to change it to a few different ones, and it changes on my journal page and above in the profile menu, but the one in the profile itself won't change. Not a big deal and I know you guys are very busy. Just wanted to let someone know in case it's part of a bigger issue.


** Edited to add: In case this helps, it happened sometime between now and this morning. I was on the site earlier (8am PST) and everything was fine.
Edited 2009-04-26 20:24 (UTC)
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Re: slight weirdness =)

[personal profile] jamie 2009-04-27 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Tori,

Thanks for reporting the issue. It does seem to be a very recent problem and I'm sure the devs will work on it.

Thanks,
Jamie
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Minor site scheme related possible bugs

[personal profile] oxoniensis 2009-04-26 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Both just small things, but in case it's helpful to have them reported, here goes.

(1) On my user icons page, there's an unusually large gap between the user icon and the user name (about 25 px) in the comment line, where I credit the icon maker. Some of the links are to livejournal accounts, using [user name="name" site="livejournal.com"] and some are to dreamwidth accounts, using [user name="jems"]. I'm using the Celerity site scheme. The user icons/names look normal in either of the Tropospherical site schemes.

(2) I was using Tropospherical Red, and changed over to Celerity, saving the change on my PC. However, when I opened the site on my laptop, the site scheme showing was still Tropospherical Red, and I had to change it on the laptop. I was logged in on both computers at that point, and both run the latest version of Firefox.

In conclusion, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, not long to open-beta launch!!!
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Re: Minor site scheme related possible bugs

[personal profile] jamie 2009-04-27 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Hi!

For the second one with the site scheme, it didn't update for me until I logged out and back in so I suspect it is set with a cookie.
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[personal profile] chipb0i 2009-04-26 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't know if this is a bug, or if I am being stupid, but in my entries, cuts don't seem to be working. I haven't done one in a long time, but I copied text directly from the help page. Both regular cuts and cuts with text do not work, and I've tried both the new, and using lj-cut (as the FAQ says that it is compatible for now). I am ending with a tag, as I used to do before.
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[personal profile] chipb0i 2009-04-26 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
um, that last sentence should show /cut. Whoops.

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Oddities of the cross-poster

[personal profile] lassarina 2009-04-27 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
I encountered a couple of strange things with the cross-poster today; I'm not sure if they're intentional (I'm pretty sure that one is not.)

1. Posting from my main DW account (user name="lassarina">) into a closed community on DW ([community profile] rose_in_winter) asks me, on every community entry, if I want to cross-post to LJ/IJ.

2. After realizing I didn't want to do community entries a certain way, I went in to delete an entry from [community profile] rose_in_winter. I forgot to uncheck the "cross-post" tickybox, and it said it would notify me when my crossposting was complete. I went to my DW inbox, and found messages informing me that a (seemingly random) entry from August 20, 2001 had failed to crosspost. I am guessing that this is the one that is definitely not supposed to happen. (The entry in question appears to be intact on DW, LJ, and IJ.)
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Re: Oddities of the cross-poster

[personal profile] jamie 2009-04-27 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hi Lassarina,

In answer to #1 - the crossposter is a little too persistent. Known issue.

In answer to #2 - To be clear - it didn't delete the entry and it told you a crosspost failed?

Jamie

Re: Oddities of the cross-poster

[personal profile] jamie - 2009-04-27 03:48 (UTC) - Expand
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feed entries out of order

[personal profile] lanterne_rouee 2009-04-27 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
another feed issue...

i created a feed earlier this evening. waited a while for it to show up. now it is there and there are entries but the order of posts is jumbled up instead of descending from the most recent entry.

http://78whispers-feed.dreamwidth.org/

any idea why? and can it be corrected? (somehow, i have a feeling it can't be. lol)

i have been reading it for a while - at its url, not as a feed - so, i know the entries are actually written/posted in order and not future-dated or anything. (i don't even know if blogspot allows that sort of thing.) i haven't encountered this on any other feed i've looked at here on dreamwidth so far.

thank you! :)
Edited 2009-04-27 03:49 (UTC)
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Nav bar: bug, or unfinished code?

[personal profile] elf 2009-04-27 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not seeing the nav bar when I go to a lot of journals & communities. (Recently, [community profile] vorkosigan and this comm.) I'm one of those freaks who wants to *always* see the nav bar, especially since you've made it full of really useful links.

I just realized this evening that I often wasn't seeing it in spots that I theoretically should see it. (I get used to not seeing it on LJ & IJ because so many people turn it off.) I don't know if this is a bug, as in, I'm supposed to be able to always see it, or if this is "not yet ready; don't worry about it," or if I've misunderstood the "always see nav bar" option.
Edited 2009-04-27 04:10 (UTC)

Some Minor Accessibility Issues With Account Creation

[personal profile] chameleon 2009-04-27 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi,

I just established my beta account, and ran into a few issues. These are not blocking bugs, but inconveniences, although I admit, one of them makes me a bit unhappy.

I am using the Jaws screenreader. In the username field, the "this name is available" field seems not to show up consistently, or there doesn't seem to be a graphic that shows that a username is not available. (Or if it does exist, it is not alt-tagged the way the "is available" graphic is.) This led to some confusion for me, as I originally hoped to use the name "chameleon" but couldn't ge3t my registration to take. Since that is a fairly common name, I figured it had been grabbed already and reverted to my second choice.

I then discovered the error was actually with the birthday information, which I had not completed. There was no indicator that these were required fields so I'd left them blank. The error message was listed at the top of the screen, and, for me at least, blended in with the rest of the general information (was not associated with the errors themselves) so I didn't find them. Also, there don't seem to be labels associated with the month and day text fields for the birthday.

So the general issues are that the accessibility of the account creation screen could use some improvement. (I'm happy to provide clearer details (it's what I do for a living, I'm just pre-coffee right now.))
The more personal issue is that I kind of wish I could get the username I originally wanted (since it does appear to be available.)

I don't know if anything can be done about the second issue, but I'm happy to help when you can get to the first one.

Thanks.

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